Valheim Modder Creates Northrend from World of Warcraft

03/26/2021 - 10:56 | By: Brian Renadette
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Iron Gate
Release Date
February 2, 2021
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Features content in unused regions of the game

We've seen ambitious builders in the Viking sandbox survival game Valheim recreate the Dwarven capital of Ironforge as we've seen it in World of Warcraft, but what about an entire region? A new mod added to the Nexus Mods website recreates and allows players to explore the icy continent of Northrend.

While Northrend may be the source of the evil Scourge and the Icecrown Citadel where the Lich King lives in World of Warcraft, the Valheim version is (un)fortunately much safer, being only as dangerous as Valheim usually is. Players who try out this map will start out in the Howling Fjord in the southeastern part of the continent. It may be a custom-designed continent, but it's still intended to be a playable map with a difficulty curve. Because of this, it's possible to find game locations and items required for game progression outside of their usual biomes, such as the sunken crypt shown below in the Black Forest.

A sunken crypt in the Black Forest as recreated in Valheim.

A major tool in this recreation of Northrend is the Better Continents mod, which changes around the biome generation rules in the game. However, the Northrend mod goes the extra mile by adding content to some of the game's unused (for now) biomes. Being an Early Access game, three of Valheim's nine biomes (Deep North, Mystlands, and Ashlands) don't have any content in them. The Northrend mod's page doesn't give any hints as to what exactly to expect from these biomes, other than to state that the mod puts some content in them. You'll have to play the mod for yourself or watch someone play it online if you want to know just what lies in these in-development biomes.

Valheim is available for purchase on Steam. You can find the Northrend mod on Nexus Mods here. You'll also need the Better Continents mod on both the client and server as well, which can also be found on Nexus Mods.


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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.